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Revised: 9/18/2015 

Please Note: Correct terminology is of course “Military” not “Government”.


SN 6035. Cal. .45 ACP, 5″ bbl, blue finish, checkered walnut grips. “W.H.BEAL CAPT. U.S.A.” gold inlay is very nicely executed with hash mark accents on all letters. Slide shows all early markings. Sights are of earliest style. Rear sight has a rounded profile. Slide shows “H” proof on rear flat above firing pin slot. Inside slide shows “2” & “1” inspector mark. Bbl shows “3” in front of toggle link; otherwise unmarked. Frame shows a “WPG” inspector mark on left side above magazine release. “UNITED STATES PROPERTY” on left side of frame. Right side shows SN on front of frame. Inside top flat of frame in front of hammer shows “H”&”R” proof marks. Keyhole magazine with lanyard loop is correct type for this pistol. PROVENANCE: This pistol was shipped to Springfield Armory in a 500-gun shipment on 9/11/1912. CONDITION: Fine. Slide retains 90% blue finish with high point wear and muzzle wear. Some staining and small scratches overall. Gold inlay is excellent. Bore is dark with strong rifling. Frame retains 80% blue finish with wear at front end, on forestrap, and on mainspring housing. Scratch mark at takedown pin. High point wear on right side above trigger guard. Grip safety shows 75% thinning blue. Hammer and trigger retain 90% blue with some scratches. Takedown pin and safety latch retain 90% blue. Walnut grips are fine with sharp checkering and a slight compression dent on left side. Magazine retains 20% blue turning into a gray-brown patina. A very early 1911 that deserves further research. 49616-14 TEP C&R (5,000-7,000) – Lot 1276

Auction: Firearms - October 2015
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